Cinema Studies
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Erik Piil

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Erik Piil is Digital Archivist at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, where he oversees the digital reformatting of Anthology's principal audiovisual collections. A graduate of the New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program in 2011, Piil has worked on previous audiovisual reformatting projects with the New Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum through his role as Project Manager at DuArt Restoration.

An avid technician, Piil is currently engaged as a pilot software testing partner for the NEH-funded “Quality Control Tools for Video Preservation” project. His recent publications include “Tune In, Turn On, Dropout: Section 108(c) and Metrics of Deterioration in Commercially-Produced VHS Collections,” a paper identifying metrics that enable libraries and archives to invoke analog video reproduction rights under the United States Copyright Act.